M2M and IoT Blog by Larry Bellehumeur

  1. Space Monitoring - The Final Frontier

    First, with this title, I am bound to disappoint many Star Trek fans, maybe even some Iron Maiden ones.  I apologize in advance if I lured you in... One of the biggest wastes of energy in our society is failing to monitor "your space".  I use this term in quotes as it actually means something different to just about anyone...
  2. Water cooler chat just got a lot shorter thanks to IoT

    I have often told this story, so if you have heard it, I ask in advance for your patience.  When I was a data solutions specialist at a carrier, one of our customers was a large steel mill.  They had noticed over the years that their on-premise trucks (the ones that never went more than a few minutes, if at...
  3. Trump’s pick for Labor Secretary seems to really like AI...

    Hello and thanks for reading.  It was great to get a number of responses asking where I was while I was on a short vacation! When most people think of agriculture, they visualize a farmer driving along in the hot sun on an old-style tractor.  While this type of farming is still prevalent in many areas, the production of food...
  4. Not only Police Officers need in-vehicle communications...

    Imagine a traffic stop, in the middle of the night.  The officer gets out of their car and approaches.  When they get closer, they see a distressed looking Mom, with her two kids in the back seat.  She has just made a right hand turn when they were not permitted.  I think all parents have been there…kids crying, you’re lost. ...
  5. Income predicts job loss through automation, but who is to blame?

  6. The Trump Effect: What else might Big Data get wrong?

    I remember reading about how poorly a Windows 95 trial group was doing with their early copy.  It seemed that they could not figure out why computers were crashing so badly and why users were complaining so much.  It turns out, it was a difference in the assumption of how it would be used vs. how it was actually being...
  7. Where CAT M may make new inroads like no technology before...

    As mentioned in another blog post, the world of IoT is about to truly see the hyper-growth phase that we’ve all been hearing about with the upcoming launch of CAT M. Ok, you may ask, that is wonderful, but where might we see this growth?  What areas are going to see their adoption rate of cellular data skyrocket?  What new...
  8. Why being ‘reliable and dependable with no frills’ will always be underrated...

    Ask any basketball fan who the greatest "big man" of all time is and you may get a few different answers.  Some may opt for the most athletic (like Wilt Chamberlin)....some will choose the great defenders (like Bill Russell)....some will go for the great scorers (like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) and some will go for the player most likely to eat a...
  9. A virus targeting IoT devices? Maybe we have finally 'made it'.

    Over the weekend, while looking for something to watch for a long treadmill run, I came across some of the old Roasts from the Comedy Network.  The one that really cracked me up was the Roast of David Hasselhoff…quite funny if you like that sort of humour.  What brings this to mind is the idea that you “only roast...
  10. World of Data 401- How to Sell M2M to Anyone

    So, you have that big meeting... First, let's recap: In 101, we spoke about some different hardware options for connecting remote devices to the cellular network.  Watch the webinar... In 201, we spoke about some of the key IoT applications you may wish to look at.  Watch the webinar... In 301, we talked about some of the lesser-targeted vertical markets...